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Rangers release Carlos Pena

Aug 18, 2014, 12:46 PM EST

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Carlos Pena accepted a demotion to Triple-A after being designated for assignment by the Rangers last month, but now Texas has released the veteran first baseman.

Pena played pretty well at Triple-A, batting .297 with four homers and an .850 OPS in 20 games, but he hit just .136 in 18 games for the Rangers before the demotion and has hit a combined .196 with a .661 OPS in 267 games as a big leaguer dating back to 2012.

Pena can still draw walks and hit the occasional homer, but at age 36 he’s likely running out of chances to get back to the majors.

  1. 78mu - Aug 18, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    Maybe the Rangers figured anyone with a batting average over .200 wasn’t really Carlos Pena? Have they checked for pods in the basement?

    Has anyone seen Washington or Magadan running down the highway screaming “They’re here already! You’re next!”

  2. whatacrocker - Aug 18, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    Mr. Pena, a ‘Ruben Amaro’ is on line one…

  3. bmadormo - Aug 18, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Yankees got this topped. They got Steven Drew batting 170 and still playing most everyday.

    • genericcommenter - Aug 18, 2014 at 5:52 PM

      Still an upgrade over what they had at the position.

  4. genericcommenter - Aug 18, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    I remember when the Yankees had him for a whole year in the minors before his last real comeback. He was only around 28, though.

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